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Why NASA uses Open Source

Jul 21, 2010, 10:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"From the 'Best Tech Isn't Necessarily in Area 51' files:

"With Billions of dollars and massive technology needs that are literally out-of-this-world, NASA has a lot of unique computing requirements. As it turns out, some of those requirements can be fulfilled by technology that isn't all that different from what regular enterprises need too.

"In order to save the data from distant spacecraft, satellites and other scientific endeavors, NASA is leveraging open source tech (including Ubuntu Linux) and regular enterprise networking components to meet their mission."

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